After last night, the Cubs earned their old adjective again.  The Reds can not afford to lose any more games to teams they should beat.  That includes the Stupid Cubs.  The Reds must be a little more inspired to beat these bad teams, not just the good ones.  Wait, that seems like a complete contrast in statements from what we were saying at the beginning of the season.  Well, whatever the statement, the Reds must punish the Cubs!

I expect a complete beat down by the Reds tonight.  Discuss that beat down here Reds fans!

A simple Reds fan from a simple town. I have been a Reds fan all my life. The 1990 team was crowned Champions during my prime youth years and I grew up idolizing Chris Sabo all the way down to the flat top hair style and the #17. I have passed that love of the Reds down to my three boys who love the game and the Reds just as much as I do! Follow me on twitter @CoachWilson17

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  1. Darwin Barney couldn’t hit the ocean if it was directly in front of him – yet he somehow tortures the Reds continuously

  2. The Reds minor league pitching is abysmal.

  3. May be one of those nights Dusty deems its more important to rest some players. (per Marty) Before that comment Marty said Dusty has shown no desire to use any front line pitchers tonight. (Marty wasn’t using a critical tone, just commenting on tonight’s game).

  4. And Baker puts the nail in the coffin. He really knows how to keep a team motivated, doesn’t he?

  5. I’m gone and so are the Reds.

  6. Game officially out of hand now – absolutely embarrassing

  7. Reds aren’t going to give the three wins they got versus LA to the Cubs, are they?

  8. Would anyone laugh if I were to say: Time to put our rally caps on, we can tie this thing up. Go Reds!!!

  9. Man, when this team dives into the tank it drowns itself. Deep in the tank.

  10. Do I get to discuss the beat-down now?

  11. Milton is back..
    15 innings shut out.
    Against cubs
    Have cubs done that to any team this year?
    Dusty will say at post game – well our guys tried real
    Hard ya know. We will get them tomorrow

  12. Gary just rallied to tie Wichita, has runners 2nd and 3rd, 1 out.

  13. Edwin Jackson came into this game with a 4.91 ERA and the Reds can’t even score a run off of him. Embarrassing.

  14. If nobody on this team takes this loss personal, then excuse me for not giving a **** about them.

  15. Dusty’s lack of urgency rubs off on everyone. This was a 2-0 game in the second, and instead of doing everything possible to make sure the Cubs didn’t score again, he worried more about making sure all his front line relievers stay fresh for tomorrow. Baker’s motto continues to be “Tomorrow’s game is always more important than today’s.” There’s no doubt in my mind that his players are lazier because of it. They have no sense of urgency. At all. They can take an at-bat off, because there’s always the next at-bat. They can take a game off, because there’s always tomorrow. I’m so sick of his “ho hum, oh well, watcha gonna do, we’ll get ’em tomorrow” approach. Maybe the guys will be able to flip the urgency switch when they hit the post-season, but they’ll probably have to do it without home field advantage thanks to this attitude.

  16. Ah, now let’s burn another reliever so that Partch doesn’t feel too sad. Why not.

  17. Cards have just one hit tonight….

    But winning 2-0

    Pirates whipping rangers

    So we will be 4 game out on loss column.

    One game wild card anyone

    This wipes last week joy . Reds know how to disappoint

  18. I m sure it is not true but does the players and coaches feel the pain
    As much as the fans

  19. Bullpen meltdown – has simply not been an issue this year- inconsistent offense, questionable managerial decisions both been large problems all year long

  20. The comeback has begun. Thank you Corky.

  21. USA beat Mexico! If Panama beats Honduras (or ties), America qualifies for the World Cup! Also: America’s Got Talent Finals tonight!!!

  22. The Reds assume they can make everything right during the Pirate series. (I guess)

  23. I just turned the game on. Uh, I think I’m just going to turn it off.

  24. Hamilton’s gonna get an earful from Dusty for taking the first pitch.

  25. Early on in this game, when discussing Sean Marshall, Thom quoted Bryan Price as saying “there are no throwaway innings anymore at this time of year;” every inning matters to Price, particularly this time of year.

    How frustrating must it be for Bryan Price to work for Dusty Baker tonight?

  26. Cards lead 3-0 bot 7th 2 on 2 outs.

  27. Washington now only 6 behind in the wild card with a cake schedule left. The Reds are going to be in a dogfight the last week just to make the playoffs. You heard it here first.

    • @homerandbruce:

      That statement is not the least bit objective.

      Cake schedule? Washington’s last two weeks they play the Braves, Marlins, Cardinals, and D-Backs. On what planet would that stretch ever be considered cake?

      Geez, the Reds actually have an easier schedule from here on out.

  28. If I have to hear this “statue” vs “sculpture” discussion one more time……

  29. Interesting to see what happens when you get guys in the game who aren’t just going through the motions.

  30. Soto can’t hit but he can get hit so he should play everyday!

  31. 21,396 turned out for tonight’s titanic struggle, 21,396.

  32. So, I could totally see Leake dominate tomorrow, and the Reds light up Samardzija (or, not). But, I am increasingly, becoming, VERY nervous about the upcoming series against the Milwaulkee “Freakin'” Brewers. Am I alone, here? I shouldn’t feel this way about a World Series-bound team, should I? Anyone? Thanks! GO REDS.

  33. Glass half full: The Reds loaded the bases. Glass half empty: Nothing need be said.

  34. Okay, no panic – the Reds have had a couple of well deserved nights off and should be ready to resume playing tomorrow.

    Go Reds!!!

  35. Gotta be kinda insulting to Ondrusek to be lumped in with the triple AAA’s.

  36. Why in the world would you put Mesoraco in the game at this point in time if your being cautious about his hammy or whatever the slight injury was. What if he tweeked it running out a ground ball in a 9-1 ballgame in the bottom of the 9th. Now THAT is just plain irresponsible.

  37. Well, all we can do is root for our Redlegs to get back on track tomorrow, and is exactly what we will do. Go Reds! Adios Amigos.

  38. My only (legitimate) complaint: If we’re going to lose this Division, I’d appreciate knowing WHO exactly was beating us. Can’t keep up with what lineups the Cubs & Brewers are putting out these days…

  39. Thinking about taking up a collection to send Dusty on a 10 year African Safari, departing October 2, the day after our season ends. Think the majority of Reds fans would support the cause?

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About Chris Wilson

A simple Reds fan from a simple town. I have been a Reds fan all my life. The 1990 team was crowned Champions during my prime youth years and I grew up idolizing Chris Sabo all the way down to the flat top hair style and the #17. I have passed that love of the Reds down to my three boys who love the game and the Reds just as much as I do! Follow me on twitter @CoachWilson17


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